Want to find a way to keep fit, but don’t think you could ever set foot in a gym? Well, we know how you feel. The thought of getting off the sofa and going to the gym, knowing that you aren’t going to be the leanest and fittest in there is quiet intimidating. Plus you’ll have the thought in your mind that everyone is going to be looking at you, we know most people do! Whilst all of that shouldn’t be your thought process when thinking of the gym, we know it is, so why not think about starting a hobby rather than worrying about the gym. There are so many more pros to this, such as feeling like you’re part of a team, making new friends, and finding something that you can have a passion for. We’ve got a few hobbies that we think you’ll like, so see if you’ll allow them to keep you fit!
Surfing is a really good one to start off with. It gives you a sense of freedom like not many other sports can do, and that’s why when people do start it, they seem to get hooked on the idea of it. If you don’t have the first clue about surfing, companies such as Surfaris can teach you the ropes. You can join surfing schools so you feel as though you’re part of a group, or you can just start it all on your own once you get the hang of it. The best thing about this is you could go anywhere in the world and do a bit of surfing. Countries like Australia are perfect for it, but there are also other close countries such as Bali which attract a really big surfing scene. A couple of hours out on the ocean could help you burn hundreds of calories as well. We’re not saying that surfing requires a lot of energy, but there’s a lot of body movement involved which can help to shed those pounds!
Onto dry land now, horse riding is another excellent one if you’re looking for something that you can really invest your time into. It’s going to cost a lot of money, we will admit that, but that’s only if you get into owning your own horses. You can join riding schools where you pay a fee each month and use and train with their horses, which might be a little bit better for some of you. Horse riding is really good for building up muscle tone in the legs, which in turn helps to burn those calories. As well as being a good way of keeping you fit, it gives you a love for an animal not like any other. You’ll build a bond with the horses you ride, and you’ll always make friends along the way!
Swimming is a great one if you want a way of clearing your head, keeping fit, and doing a sport that you can take at your own pace. You could spend an hour doing a leisurely breaststroke and burn a few hundred calories, or you could do short sharp burst of speed sprints and do the same. It’s completely up to you, and there are plenty of swimming classes that you could take up if you wanted to do it with a group of people.